Skip to comments.China: Road Built Around Couple’s Home
Posted on 11/22/2012 10:49:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
A Chinese couple have found themselves living in the fast lane after refusing to move out for a new road.
Construction workers in the countrys Zhejiang province surrounded their five-story building with asphalt, leaving motorists to navigate an unlikely obstacle.
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On the road again,
I just can’t wait to be on the road agin.......
Where, in Red China?
Guess the Kelo decision hasn’t hit China yet. A Red Chinaman has stronger property rights than us.
They should apply to Guinness for having the world’s longest driveway.
At least now they have a source of income as a highway rest stop.
In the 1950s we had some tough old timers, male and female, fighting imminent domain for the freeways, they would stand at the gates with their shot guns, but they always lost in the end.
Back then the journalists of the time, showed a touching respect to the hold outs that, you wouldn’t see today.
I betcha the pic is photoshopped.
Not that it would surprise me. Especially since Red China is notorious for relocating people against their will and all.
My husband’s family owned some prime land for a freeway build back then. MUCH more than was needed for the road.
They took it all, built a Post Office on part of it that they didn’t use for the freeway, and a large “developer” ended up with the rest of it...go figure.
They paid his relative pennies; which he used to fight them...of course he lost. He was just a regular guy who had the foresight to purchase that land..not from the “right” crowd.
OKay, kids... Mom ha a headache, go outside and play!
There was a pic earlier of that same house in the middle of roadwork as they were trying to get the owners to move out. They held on for a better price.
me too look at the distance of the HI Tension power in the 1st one compared to the 2nd.The building in the second may even be the one in the 1st??
You can see why this is a big problem for the two people in China who own cars.
“Thats one reason why I dont understand conservative support for government highway buildingstuff like that is as statist as you can get, even Marxist, and then they have the nerve to complain about where eminent domain has gone today.”
I thought it was permitted by the US Constitution?
You are correct, Postal Roads.
Not hard to see US Mail moving on the Interstate Highway System.
The REALLY interesting story is why President Eisenhower chose to build the Interstate system.
No, in San Francisco, they stick their nose in foreign nation's business around the world on a daily basis.
Compare this with how almost all railroads in the Union are under private ownership. Why could not interstates have been built in the same manner?
- Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
- Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
Not successfully, though. You can bet Red China would laugh their heads off at them if they tried.
"The story of Mrs. Sendek and her refusal to sell may have made her a local hero at the time, but up until 1965 there was really nothing unusual about her and her family. Mary and her husband Joseph were Hungarian immigrants, both families having come over around 1898. The Sendeks bought the small house on Queens Boulevard in 1922 for $4,000.While Macy's moved forward with their planning, they ran into an obstacle when Sendek refused to sell, despite their offer of $200,000. They made adjustments to their circular design to work around her plot, and when Sendek died in 1980, "her children then sold the house to Diplomat Enterprises who elected to destroy it and put a strip mall in its place." Those ungrateful little...!
Macys set its sights on the Elmhust plot between 55th and 56th avenues for a new store in the early 1960′s. It was large, open, and had fairly few houses on it. It was centrally located, just a couple blocks west of Woodhaven Boulevard."
In 1996 Macys ended up moving over to a new spot down the street, and their old building is now Queens Place, while an HSBC Bank was built on Sendek's landForgotten-NY visited the area a few years ago.
But San Francisco progressives would never be ignored, they are so important, just ask ‘em, they’ll tell you so.
[Thanks to Brad's Gramma for the ping!]
[Thanks to Brad's Gramma for the ping!]
I like their appreciation for private property rights at least. This seems odd to me being a Communist country and all.
All I can say is Lol and Ungh. Wouldn’t want to be living in that house and have some crazy drunk come crashing in....
Where’s Ford Prefect when you need him?
He’s off looking for Zaphod Beeblebrox and one of his mothers for advice.
Figured that would eventually happen. The state does not brook dissent over there.
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